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National Summary


Dry today with some sunny spells. Frost and fog in places will clear quickly this morning as temperatures rise to between 7 and 10 degrees. It will become overcast during the afternoon and evening in freshening southerly winds.


Tonight: Cloudy and windy tonight with scattered outbreaks of light rain. Lowest temperatures 5 to 9 degrees in fresh southerly winds.


Tuesday: Mild and mostly cloudy with patchy rain, drizzle and fog. Highest temperatures 10 to 12 degrees in fresh southerly winds.


Tuesday: A milde breezy day with highest temperatures of 10 or 11 degrees in fresh southerly winds. The day will be mainly dry but some light patchy rain or drizzle may occur at times. Low cloud and mist will continue to affect southern and western Atlantic coastal areas. Little change Tuesday night with no frost.Wednesday: Southerly winds will freshen through the day and it will be quite windy at times but temperatures will stay around 10 or 11 degrees. Many places will again be dry but western Atlantic coastal counties will be affected by outbreaks of rain and drizzle.Thursday: Little change; relatively mild and breezy, generally dry but with some rain in the west.Friday: Dry most of the time with highs of 9 to 11 degrees.

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Coastal Reports

Malin Head Automatic

South-Southeast, 9 Knots, Mist, 4 Miles, 1025, Rising slowly

Dublin Airport

Southeast, 2 Knots, Mist, 6 Miles, 1026, Rising slowly

Buoy M5 51° 41'N 6° 42'W

Southeast, 6 Knots, Wave ht: 1.1 m, The visibility at Tuskar is greater than 10 Miles, 1026, Steady

Roches Point Automatic

South, 10 Knots, Cloudy, 8 Miles, 1025, Rising slowly

Sherkin Island Automatic

South-Southeast, 5 Knots, Fair, 16 Miles, 1024, Rising slowly

Valentia Automatic

Southeast, 6 Knots, Fair, 26 Miles, 1024, Rising slowly

Mace Head Automatic

East, 8 Knots, Mist, 3 Miles, 1024, Steady

Belmullet Automatic

Southeast, 4 Knots, Mist, 3 Miles, 1024, Steady

Buoy M2 53° 29'N, 5° 26'W

South-Southeast, 2 Knots, Wave ht:0.3 m, 1026, Rising slowly

Buoy M3 51° 13'N, 10° 33'W

Report not available

Buoy M4 55° 0'N 10° 0'W

South, 10 Knots, Wave ht: 2.1 m, 1024, Steady

Buoy M6 53° 4'N 15° 56'W

Report not available

Sea Area Forecast

Sea Area Forecast untill 0000 Tuesday 24 January 2017 Issued at 0000 Monday 23 January 2017

Meteorological Situation at 2100: An anticyclone of 1032hPa over central Europe maintains a ridge of high pressure across Ireland in a light airflow. A weak frontal trough in the southwest will slowly cross the country tonight.

Forecast for Irish coastal waters from Mizen Head to Erris Head to Malin Head

Wind: Southeast or variable force 3 or less. Becoming southerly force 4 or 5 overnight and force 5 or 6 Monday morning. Further increasing force 6 occasionally 7 in the afternoon.

Weather: Mist and drizzle locally, otherwise fair

Visibility: Generally good but moderate to poor locally

Forecast for Irish coastal waters from Malin Head to Howth Head to Mizen Head and the Irish Sea

Wind: Calm/variable force 1 to 3. Becoming southerly force 2 to 4 overnight and force 4 or 5 tomorrow morning. Further increasing force 5 occasionally 6 in the afternoon.

Weather: Mainly fair.

Visibility: Mostly good.

Outlook for a further 24 hours until 0000 Wednesday 25 January 2017: Strong to near gale force southerly winds, reaching gale force for a time in the west. Scattered outbreaks of rain spreading from the Atlantic Monday night/Tuesday.

Weather Warnings

National Warning

Lowest temperatures of -3 or -4 degrees tonight in some parts.

Small Craft Warning

Southerly winds of force 6 or 7 will develop during Monday on coasts from Mizen Head to Erris Head to Malin Head.